May 3, 2007

web designers borrow, not steal

old news, first discovered via TechCrunch, but it's stuck in my craw. anyone see the recent AOL redesign?

AOL's recent redesign

looks shockingly similar to another high-profile redesign that was launched a few months ago...

Yahoo's recent redesign

decided to post these at a relatively high resolution, so that even at a glance you can see how strikingly similar the designs are (almost pixel for pixel).

some web designers borrow. hell, i've probably never had an original thought. but for a company like AOL to not only approve this design, but launch it, is shameful.